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Hazing Prevention

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University of Rochester Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing is any activity related to joining, or ongoing membership in, any organization, which intentionally or recklessly creates a situation that can reasonably be expected to cause physical or psychological injury, discomfort, embarrassment or degradation. Note that a person’s willingness to participate in the activity does not keep it from counting as hazing.

Such activities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Violations are reviewed by the Judicial Officer, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Director of Athletics, or other appropriate University official. In sanctioning groups found responsible for hazing, hearing boards are trained to begin sanction discussions with the possibility of revoking the recruitment privileges of such organizations.

More information regarding the hazing policy is available in the University of Rochester Handbook on Student Discipline, available from the Office of the Dean of Students.